Wednesday, October 24, 2007
NINETIES STRAIGHT EDGE HARDCORE
Growing up in the nineties in Pennsylvania I was exposed to a large amount of Straight Edge Hardcore. North of me in New York the hardcore scene was blowing up with bands like Earth Crisis and Snapcase. Their effect could be heard up and down the East Coast. Two of my favorite and lesser known bands from this era were Canon and Abnegation. Both were from Pennsylvania and both adopted Earth Crisis's hard nosed Straight Edge approach. Although a lot of the lyric content could be questionable at times, there was something about the urgency of the music that attracted me to it. Below is Canon's one and only 7 inch release, Abnegation's "Sown In The Remains" 7 inch, and the original Earth Crisis "Firestorm Demo." I have heard from various sources that the "Firestorm Demo" was what Earth Crisis sent to Victory to get signed.
CANON - "The Solution" (7 inch)
ABNEGATION - "Sown In The Remains" (7 inch)
EARTH CRISIS - "Firestorm Demos" (Original Demo Tape)